By now you’ve already heard some kind of fasting horror story. There are plenty to go around – and this may leave you wondering:
Is fasting safe?
You’ll soon get an answer; but first…
What is fasting, intermittent fasting, and what are the benefits?
If you are following along with my most recent fasting updates, you already learned:
[+] The benefits you get from fasting
[+] What is fasting.
[+] What is intermittent fasting.
Back to the question…
Is fasting safe?
In very loose terms of fasting, I say that fasting is not only safe, but it’s very beneficial for anyone and everyone.
Let me help you understand…
You’re fasting when you stop eating.
(And free yourself from food!)
If you’ve been following along, then you know that you can start the fasting clock just as soon as you stop eating.
However, it doesn’t really count as a fast unless you’re getting the benefits and you’re in the fasted state – after digesting your food so that your body focuses mostly on cleansing and detoxing (by way of autophagy and ketosis).
When you think about it this way…
You’re already fasting when you sleep.
And I would argue that anyone and everyone should be able to get through the night without food.
I would also say that just about everyone can go more than 12 hours without food.
Fasting is safe for EVERYONE.
Let me clarify further. The act of fasting is safe for everyone.
However, how people approach fasting can be unhealthy and can actually be dangerous.
The best example I’ve heard for people who shouldn’t fast is people with eating disorders.
On the surface, this makes sense. However, it’s not the act of fasting that is the problem.
Rather it’s the relationship with food (and therefore the perception of fasting) that can become dangerous as people abuse it in harmful ways.
You still need food to survive.
Yes, although someone went 382 days on a water fast and had no health issues, you still need food (at some point) to survive.
So do your best to both push yourself a bit beyond your comfort zone…
And do it in a sensible way by tuning into your body and eating food when necessary.
Take your time with fasting.
Don’t rush into it. When people hear fasting, they often think about going days without food while only thinking about food.
Imagine if you went to the gym for the first time and picked up the heaviest weight.
Not smart, right?
Instead, you start with small weights and work your way up progressively to heavier and heavier weights.
Fasting is no different.
You can start with the “minimum effective dose”.
That’s right, start with the minimum amount of fasting to start to get the benefit you desire.
Then work your way up from there and, if you find it’s too much, take a break, or dial it down.
After all, you have the rest of your life to focus on your health and there is no quick fix.
Rather, it’s a lifestyle.
Fasting has MANY effects.
Fasting effects your body and your brain in so many ways. I could go on and on.
But, if you want to learn (and experience!) more, you’ll need to sign up for the Master Faster Detox Challenge.
Beyond being safe when you fast…
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Can you drink coffee (or tea or whatever!) while fasting?
This is probably the most common question I hear about fasting, so the answer is probably worth repeating…
That is, when you read the next update. Stay tuned…
What do YOU think about fasting safely?
Leave a comment – or a question – below…